Representations and perceived consequences of menopause by peri- and post-menopausal portuguese women: a qualitative research.

@article{Pimenta2011RepresentationsAP,
  title={Representations and perceived consequences of menopause by peri- and post-menopausal portuguese women: a qualitative research.},
  author={Filipa Pimenta and Isabel Mp Leal and Jo{\~a}o Mar{\^o}co and Catarina Ramos},
  journal={Health care for women international},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 12},
  pages={1111-25}
}
Our aim in conducting this study is to describe the representations and perceived consequences of menopause, elicited through a semistructured interview with 36 Portuguese women, in peri- and post-menopause. The most prevalent response of the interviewed women was to see menopause as a normal/neutral phase of their life cycle (28.3%). Menses' cessation (58.7%) was identified as the most prevalent positive consequence of menopause, and a range of psychological changes (18.3%) was the most… CONTINUE READING

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